6th Annual Undergraduate Scholars Conference in Israel Studies

The UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies is pleased to host its 6th annual Undergraduate Scholars Conference in Israel Studies on Monday, June 17th, 2024.  

This unique opportunity for undergraduate students to present and discuss their research on modern Israel is open to students from any campus in the United States and abroad. Presentations will be delivered over Zoom. The presenter with the best paper will receive a $500 award, and the runner-up will receive a $250 award.

Applicants should submit abstracts of approximately 100-250 words outlining the premise, research methods, and thesis of their paper no later than Friday, May 31st.  Learn more and submit an abstract HERE.

Submission Process:
To be eligible to participate, students must submit work completed for or during a Bachelor’s-level program. MA and PhD research will not be eligible.

Applicants shouldsubmit abstracts of approximately 100-250 words that outline the premise, research methods, and thesis of their p

aper no later than May 31st. Applicants will be notified if they have been accepted to the conference by June 4th. Applicants should submit their abstracts using the portal on this webpage.

Accepted applicants should submit their final papers by June 10th. Papers should deal with the modern period, ranging from late Ottoman Palestine to the State of Israel today. Papers should be 2,000 to 3,000 words in length (double-spaced, 12pt Times New Roman font, one-inch margins), written in English, include a bibliography, and be properly cited in the style that is most suitable to the applicant’s academic field. Applicants who have written longer texts like dissertations or theses may select a chapter or portion of their work within the previously stated page range for consideration.

Accepted applicants should confirm that they will be able to participate in the presentation and Q&A portion of the conference no later than June 10th, barring unforeseen circumstances.

Awards:
The presenter with the best paper will receive $500 and the runner-up will receive $250. Top presenters will be chosen based on their papers’ originality, depth of research and analysis, and quality of writing. The UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center will present these awards on the day of the conference following the conclusion of the day’s panels.

Questions:
If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact the UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center Academic and Research Programs Coordinator, Avery Weinman: averyweinman@ucla.edu